T20 World Cup 2021: Eoin Morgan to drop himself due to poor form? England captain says THIS

England skipper Eoin Morgan, who led KKR to the final of IPL 2021 hasn't been in great form with the bat, averaging 11 in the tournament.

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T20 World Cup 2021: Eoin Morgan to drop himself due to poor form? England captain says THIS
Eoin Morgan hasn't been in best of the forms with the bat | Photo: England Cricket

England captain Eoin Morgan said that he would be ready to drop himself from the team during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 if his poor form with the bat continues in the tournament as well. Morgan, who led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to the final of the recently concluded season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), has been going through a lean patch whether in international cricket or in franchise league.

Morgan has scored just 82 runs for England in seven T20I matches this year. The 35-year struggled in the whole IPL scoring just 133 runs in 17 matches at an average of 11.08 which included just one knock of 40-plus. Similarly, he aggregated just 151 runs in 7 innings in The Hundred, leading London Spirit.

Morgan didn't shy away from the fact that he hasn't been in the best touch when asked if he might drop himself, Morgan during an online conference said, "It's always an option. I'm not going to stand in the way of a team winning the World Cup."

However, he was quick to point out that even though the runs may not have flowed through his bat, he has been an effective leader. "I've been short of runs but my captaincy has been pretty good," Morgan said.

Morgan, who led England to their first-ever World Cup glory in the 50-over format a couple of years ago in 2019, said that he wouldn't come in the way of England's dream of second T20 World Cup title adding that captaincy has helped him in contributing in two ways, since he isn't a bowler.

"I've always managed to compartmentalise both and treat them as two different challenges. Not being a bowler and being a bit older and not contributing as much in the field, I've loved the role of captain. You get two bites at the cherry (in) impacting the game."

Morgan sat out of England's first warm-up game against India but will be leading them against New Zealand in their second warm-up game before their opening match of the tournament against West Indies, whom they lost to in the final of the 2016 T20 World Cup.

"As regards my batting, I wouldn't be standing here if I hadn't come out of every bad run of form that I'd ever had," he said.

"The nature of T20 cricket and where I bat means I always have to take quite high-risk options and I've come to terms with that... so I'm going to continue taking those risks if the team dictates they need them. If they don't, I won't," Morgan said.

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